Breast Implant Revision

Revised for Your Needs

Breast augmentation can be a life-changing way for patients to achieve a body that matches their ideals. Following the procedure, patients may find themselves eventually needing or wanting to have some aspect of the results revised. Dr. Min is a board-certified breast specialist who provides breast implant revision in Beverly Hills for patients who need to change out their implants for practical, aesthetic, or other reasons.

What Is Breast Implant Revision?

Breast implant revision is a procedure intended to swap out current breast implants with new ones. The goal is to enhance the breasts’ appearance or texture while maintaining their safety and health. Patients may choose implant replacement for a variety of reasons, such as desiring a size change or exploring different implant types. Dr. Min works closely with each patient to understand their needs and to build a plan that will help them achieve satisfaction.

Benefits of Breast Implant Revision

Breast implant revision offers many benefits when performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. These core benefits can include:

  • Improved projection and shape of the breasts
  • Improved or restored breast symmetry
  • Adapting the size of breasts to suit your current ideal
  • Increased confidence in one’s appearance
  • Decreased discomfort associated with outdated or poorly-fitting implants

Signs You Need a Breast Implant Replacement

There is no hard rule about when the breast implants should get replaced. In general, ten years from the prior breast implant surgery is commonly discussed as a reasonable time to consider an exchange as the risk of implant rupture and capsular contracture increases after the ten-year mark. However, there are many reasons as to why you may consider replacing your breast implants at any point. If you’ve encountered any of the following, contemplating breast implant revision surgery may be worthwhile:

1. Cosmetic

Implants are no longer aesthetically pleasing or have shifted in shape. The surrounding breast tissues may have become more droopy with age or pregnancy/breastfeeding. Other factors can include poorly positioned implants, flex muscle deformity and symmastia.

2. Capsular Contracture

This is the thickening of the natural scars that form around the breast implants and can present itself in varying degrees. You may notice a high-sitting appearance of the implants, hard palpability around the implants or discomfort in the breast.

3. Implant Rupture

Implant rupture can be visibly seen or can get incidentally picked up through routine screening imaging studies.

An Overview of the Procedure

The breast implant revision process usually begins with a consultation at Dr. Min’s office in Beverly Hills, where your goals for the procedure are discussed. If you 40 years of age or older, it is important to undergo annual breast cancer screening prior to surgery. During surgery, the patient is placed under general anesthesia, and incisions will be made to access the prior implants, which are then carefully removed and will be replaced with new implants. Depending on the individual anatomy and issues that need to be addressed, a breast implant replacement procedure may include additional components. This may include capsule revision or implant removal, placement of mesh, plane change of the implant, breast lift and fat transfer to the breasts. Generally, this is an outpatient procedure where the patient can return home the day of surgery with someone driving the patient home.

After the Surgery: Recovery

Following the surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the breasts. These symptoms are normal and should subside over time, but they can be managed in the interim with medication and aftercare techniques. It is important to follow all post-surgical instructions given by Dr. Min to ensure that you have a safe recovery and results that turn out optimally. It is important to avoid strenuous activities for the first four weeks, and you can expect a gradual return to physical activity in the weeks following surgery.

Seeing Your Results from a Breast Implant Revision

The results of breast implant revision surgery can be seen immediately, although it may take several weeks or months for the swelling to subside for the full effects of surgery to become apparent. Patients typically feel more confident in their appearance after the procedure, as they should have restored symmetry and a more natural-looking shape and size to their breasts.

Combining a Breast Implant Revision With Other Procedures

A breast implant replacement can be combined with other procedures to enhance the results and further restore the balance of your breasts. For instance, a breast lift may be performed alongside  the revision in patients who have droopy breast skin in order to achieve a more attractive contour and breast shape. Additionally, liposuction or fat transfer to the area may be used to add volume and improve the overall contour of the breasts. If you are interested in combination procedures, you can fully explore your options during your consultation with Dr. Min and learn about what path may be best for you.

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Meet Dr. Elise Min

Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Specializing In Breast And Body Procedures In Los Angeles
Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Specializing In Breast And Body Procedures In Los Angeles

Dr. Elise Min, a distinguished female plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, is renowned for her unique expertise in breast and body surgery. Board-certified and fellowship-trained, Dr. Min is celebrated for her personal approach to aesthetic surgery and her exceptional patient care. She places great emphasis on educating her patients, allowing them to make informed decisions about their treatment.

Breast Implant Revision Before & Afters

Book Your Consultation

If you are interested in undergoing breast implant revision, the next step is to book a consultation with Dr. Min, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. During this appointment, Dr. Min will discuss the procedure and your desired results so that she can create a unique treatment plan tailored specifically to you. With the right guidance and expert care, you can see transformative results.

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